Events and Activities

February 2010
Black History Month
Communities across the country feature Major Taylor in celebrating Black History Month. For example, a mural depicting Major Taylor and other Indiana transportation trailblazers and milestones was installed Feb. 23 at Indianapolis International Airport. At right, artist Marcus Akinlana next to the mural.

The Major Taylor Association offers posters and a free downloadable curriculum guide to black history educators.

Ocean Cyclery in San Francisco had a Major Taylor window display that included our cycling jersey.

In New York City, MODSquad Cycles in Harlem also highlighted Major Taylor in its windows.

The YES Network broadcast a 1-minute vignette about Major Taylor.

In Southbridge, Mass., the Jacob Edwards Library displayed pictures and text about the 1899 world champion and the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor, scheduled for July 25, 2010, along with a vintage bike.

And Macy's, at Black History Month events in 10 cities, highlighted Major Taylor and other African-American leaders.

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